Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, in collaboration with the surrounding suburban Area Agencies on Aging, is offering a cutting-edge program and continuing education for professionals who work with older adults. Nationally and locally recognized content experts will present relevant, practical and current information that will be immediately beneficial to anyone working in the aging arena.
October 1-4, 2012
Free parking, lunchtime presentations and resources!
Who should attend?
All professionals who work with older adults and their families and those in related professions will benefit from attending the East Coast Conference on Aging.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available for specific sessions for Social Workers and Nurses. If you are not sure whether your licensing organization will accept conference CEUs, please contact them for clarification.
Conference Brochure [pdf file]
Remember that the 2011 Regional Conference on Aging is coming up (September 19th to September 22nd). In addition to a great line up of regular workshops (see www.pcacares.org in the upper right hand corner of the web page) there are a series of lunch time events including discussions and resource tables on topics of interest to GenPhilly members. Many of the presenters are people active in GenPhilly.
Below please find a list of the Lunch Time Program and resource tables for each day. All events are held at PCA.
Lunch Time Program
PCA Second Floor Classroom
12:30pm – 1:15pm
Topics & Speakers
- Monday – 9/19
- “Caregiver GPS: Helping Caregivers Navigate Critical Transitions in Care”
- Speaker: Michele Mathes, JD, Education Director and Director of Research Programs at the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE).
- Tuesday – 9/20
- Walkability & Senior Health: Mapping the Results of a PCA Study
- Speakers: Lauren Ring, GIS Services, PCA &Allen Glicksman, Director of Research, PCA
- Wednesday – 9/21
- The Delaware Valley LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI)
- Speakers: Heshie Zinman, former Executive Director of The AIDS Information Network & Terri Clark, MPH, CHES, Prevention Services Coordinator at ActionAIDS, co-chairs of the Delaware Valley LGBTEI.
- Thursday – 9/22
- Urban Community Gardening with Seniors
- Speakers: Jamie Johns, MSW, Social Service Program Coordinator, The Salvation Army, Philadelphia, Social Service Ministries and Julie Umstead
The Resource Room, located in Conference Room R along with the Registration Desk, will have 7-9 tables staffed daily from Noon – 1:30 pm. Participants will change daily, and there will be a general theme each day that will highlight the various organizations who will be participating.
- Monday, 9/19 Age-Friendly Initiatives
- Tuesday, 9/ 20 Harnessing Technology to Enhance Services to Seniors
- Wednesday, 9/21 Gardening and Food Access
- Thursday, 9/ 22 Volunteer & Community Initiatives
Download the Full Conference Brochure here [pdf].
Date/Time: Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Independence Mall West, 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Celebration of Older Americans Month, NewCourtland is partnering with Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, WHYY and AARP to present the Aging in a New Age Summit.
WHYY will host the Aging in a New Age Summit in its auditorium located at 150 N. 6th Street and simulcast it to four sites around the city including, the NewCourtland Education Center at 6950 Germantown Avenue and Philadelphia Senior Center–Main Branch at 509 South Broad Street.
Cost: FREE and boxed lunches will be provided at all sites hosting the event for registered attendees.
Register: call the office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at 215-686-3416 and inform them of the location you plan to attend.